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09-18-2004, 09:58 PM
Ok, I am by no means an avid bird hunter, but I do occasionally go, and I have started to get more interested in it. When I get one, I usually take that as nothiing more than a tasty meal. But I have often thought it would be nice to have some bird mounts to go with my big game mounts. Any advice on what to look for when picking a bird for a mount? I don't mean species, but birds in general.
09-18-2004, 11:59 PM
if your asking about bird condition, then its pretty basic. birds with heavy feather loss would be dinner because they cant replace the feathers... also look for broked legs or wings, i dont think wings are as much of a problem because they can run wire through them and you cant really tell, but legs are a different story. also, dont let your dog retrieve it if you have a dog, and if you get a bird thats still alive, squeeze its chest until its done, try not to ring the neck.. also try to get the blood off the feathers before it dries.. best advice i have, but im sure the taxidermy guys here will have some better suggestions.
09-19-2004, 09:03 AM
On a lark several years ago I had a local taxidermist mount a Valley Quail for me. I gave him one that appeared to have been hit by maybe one or two pellets, and therefore looked very clean. I just put it on my cooler after the hunt in a bag, and then took it to the taxidermist that way the next day. He mounted it standing on a small piece of driftwood. It came out looking geat, and now sits on a shelf above some of my books.
09-19-2004, 04:49 PM
What is the going price for a bird- from a wild Quail to a wild Pheasant? I am looking to GLADLY stuff my oldest sons first kill if I can do it w/o reaching out of the checking account. http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-cool-shades-down.gif
09-19-2004, 09:36 PM
Thanks for the info guys
10-16-2004, 04:04 PM
Birds with pin feathers will never produce a quality mount. Broken bones and holes should also be no problem for a good taxiermist. If you have a bird with Shattered wing bones in the wrist area try to get another one, They still are mountable but the natural integrity of the wing is gone. Your taxidermist should tell you if the bird you brought in is any good. Prices for birds generally are from 125-225.00$$$$$
10-26-2004, 09:45 PM
http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-peta-sucks-sign.gif Here's a photo of my first mount, a pheasant, cost $105 at the time!
10-28-2004, 08:08 PM
http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-throw-computer-ani.gif I just love this high tech stuff, the above post didn't include the photo, so I'll try again, hopefully I will post three photos of the bird mounts I have! http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-hair-raisin-blue.gif
10-28-2004, 08:53 PM
http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-throw-computer-ani.gif My computer is still giving me fits, the tail on that pheasant is about 24" long, but I've edited and tried loading several times now, so I'm going on to the next shot, maybe it will download complete! http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/cross-fingers.gif
10-28-2004, 09:27 PM
http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/cross-fingers.gif The chukar mount cost about 95 each. the next shot is a quail mount, the standing bird was mauled by my dog, the taxidermist fixed it up and added the two flight birds for about 85 each. These were done by a place in Garden Grove, Ca. I'll use them again any time, I like their work! http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/two-cents.gif
10-03-2005, 12:08 PM
those are some nice bird mounts
10-03-2005, 12:23 PM
I especially like bird mounts, I feel that I can really make them into a piece of art with habitat & animation.....I charge between $200 to $250 for birds......................
Take a look at my website for previous mounts
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